Effective 22 SEPTEMBER 2018
When someone visits this site we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site.
We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to covertly find out the identities of those visiting our website. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source.
If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.
Registration for any form of free information, material, service or contact is not required simply to view the Site. If you elect to register for any free information, material, service or contact, Martin Bessell asks you for information that enables us to deliver such information, material or service, or to make such contact. You will be registering with Martin Bessell on the form provided and such registration may require you to provide contact information such as your name and email address.
From time to time, we may collect general, non-personal, statistical information about the use of the site, such as how many visitors visit a specific page, how long they stay on that page, and which hyperlinks, if any, they “click” on. We collect this information through the use of technologies such as “cookies” and “IP addresses”, which are discussed in greater detail below. We may also group this information into aggregate visitor data in order to describe the use of the site to third parties, or in response to a government request. However, please be assured that this aggregate data will in no way personally identify you, other list members or any other visitors to the site.
An IP address is a number that’s automatically assigned to your computer whenever you’re surfing the web. Web servers, the computers that “serve” web pages, automatically identify your computer by its IP address. Martin Bessell collects IP addresses for purposes of system administration, to report aggregate information to third parties and to track the use of the site. When visitors request pages from the site our servers log the visitors’ IP addresses. We reserve the right to use IP addresses to identify a visitor or list member when it will enhance the users experience or if we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with the site’s policies or to protect Martin Bessell, the site, its visitors, our Internet Service Provider partners, the list members or others.
The only tool we regularly use that adds cookies to visitors’ computers is Google Analytics. These cookies have the names _utma, _utmb, _utmc and _utmz.
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings, and most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org
Clear Gifs (Web Beacons/Web Bugs)
Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly in HTML files and are about the size of the full stop at the end of this sentence.
We may use clear gifs in our HTML-based emails to let us know which emails have been opened by recipients. This allows us to gauge the effectiveness of certain communications and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns. If you no longer wish to receive our promotional communications by email, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each communication.
On some pages of this site, we may encode clear gifs in order to make use of Google AdWords remarketing facility to show our Ads on other websites. Each of our Ads that you see on another site will contain a link to enable you to stop seeing our Ads should you not wish to do so in future.
We may store information that we collect through cookies and clear gifs to create a “profile” of your preferences. We may tie your personal information to information in the profile to provide tailored promotions and marketing offers or to improve the content of the site for you. We do not share your profile with or sell it to, any third parties.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
Based on the information you provide us, we will use it to communicate with you in response to your inquiries and to provide the services, information, and materials you request. We may communicate with you by email or telephone. If you have voluntarily given us your postal address for the purpose of communicating with you by mail, we will use your information to do so.
Bulletins and Promotions
We may provide you with the opportunity to opt-in to additional bulletins or promotional communications sent by e-mail. If you have opted in or otherwise qualify to receive these forms of communication, we will use your name and e-mail address to communicate with you. Out of respect for your privacy, we provide you a way to unsubscribe. Please see the “Choice and Opt-out” section.
Email messages may be required to fulfil services to you. You may opt out of these communications, which are not promotional in nature. If you do not wish to receive them you may opt-out and/or deactivate your account by following the instructions included in each communication or by contacting Martin Bessell Support at: [See button below]
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We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13 on the site or through any services we may provide. If you are under the age of 13, please do not provide any information to us. If we become aware that we have collected information from a child under the age of 13, we will make commercially reasonable efforts to delete such information from our database.
Changes to this Policy
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